Whether to amendment Indiana's constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman was the main issue debated in the 2014 session.
The National Organization for Marriage wants to put HJR-3 on the ballot despite lawmakers passing a measure indicating it must be approved in 2015 or 2016.
The amendment's passage is the first step to putting HJR-3 on the ballot in 2016.
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Governor Mike Pence wants to reinsert the second sentence of the marriage amendment so that it could go to voters for approval this fall.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long says is assigning an amendment banning same-sex marriage to the Rules Committee, not Judiciary as originally planned.
House Joint Resolution 3 has been moved to a new committee after several members of the original committee said they were undecided on the issue.
Lawmakers delay a vote on the same sex marriage ban and some say a bill designed to protect farmers would infringe on people's first amendment rights.
The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce president says the amendment could cause difficulties for businesses in regard to employee benefits.
Republican leaders say the decision to move forward on the amendment will be made internally by House and Senate Republican caucuses.